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What’s Happening at the Vanderbilt

Earth Science, Astronomy Demonstrations for Visiting Families

Every Saturday and Sunday The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Reichert Planetarium offers free earth science and astronomy demonstrations all day for young children each Saturday and Sunday. This Saturday only, October 10, the Museum will change its open hours to 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (to accommodate a late-afternoon wedding on the grounds). Regular hours...
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Family Loses Heirloom at Vanderbilt, Story Becomes a Children’s Book

Book Launch: Weekend of October 17-18 A family with a young son visited the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum a few winters ago and lost a family heirloom. The story of what happened next is the subject of a new book by two Vanderbilt colleagues. Authors Ed Clampitt and Ellen Mason have co-written and self-published a...
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Learn About Ospreys and Eagles from an Expert

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Refuge Center in Hampton Bays, N.Y., and the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum will present Bird Talks this month. James MacDougall, an ornithologist with the Wildlife Refuge Center, will give the talks, which are included with the price of admission. Free for members. Visitors can come and learn about the ospreys who...
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Ornithologist to Lead ‘Owl Prowl’ After Dark

Ornithologist James MacDougall will present Owl Prowl, the third in his series of Bird Talks, on the evenings of Friday and Saturday, September 4-5. Bring your flashlight. Meet at 8:00 pm the Eagles at the Vanderbilt front gate. MacDougall is an ornithologist with the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Refuge Center in Hampton Bays, N.Y. Admission: Members...
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Vanderbilt Museum Marks 70th Anniversary

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum – one of the last of the more than 1,200 Gold Coast estates on Long Island – is observing its 70th anniversary this month as a unique destination for education, history, and culture. William K. Vanderbilt II (1878-1944) foresaw the potential for his Eagle’s Nest estate and private museum to...
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